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Rolling Stone: Les Claypool and Metallica’s Robert Trujillo Find Gold in Short Film ‘Precious Metals’

Feb 10, 2021

Les Claypool teamed up with Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo for Precious Metals, a short film directed by Claypool’s son, Cage.

Shot at Claypool’s Northern California estate, the clip features Claypool in Western garb, using a metal detector to search for gold. He’s ecstatic when he finds two pieces of gold, but his smile fades when he encounters Trujillo with a gun — who shoots Claypool’s hat right off of him. The two bassists prepare for a quick draw, but erupt in laughter when Trujillo reveals he already has gold of his own: metal labeled EMG Pickups (the sponsor of the film).

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